Abstract and Experimental Watercolor

Linking abstraction to reality can be simultaneously one of the most exhilarating, yet perplexing forms of expression. In this energetic workshop, you will learn to abandon your fears and truly embrace the experimentation of what water-based mediums can do. Discover the joy of relinquishing control through guided drawing and painting exercises that transition through modes of inspiration and thought process.

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

What you will learn:

  • Explore alternative painting techniques

  • Get comfortable with working wet into wet

  • Take risks and experiment

  • Use composition and line to strengthen your drawings

Required supplies:

  • Paper towels or rags

  • Two or more water containers

  • Palette/ and or mixing dishes

  • Palette knife

  • Natural sponge

  • Liquid masking fluid

  • Plastic spray bottle

  • Painters Tape

  • Watercolor brushes:round tip – #4 and #10,1-inch flat brush

  • Watercolor paper: individual sheets or block–140lb . Cold pressed, any size is good (12″ x 18″ nice standard size)

  • Watercolor paint in tubes (Colors will be discussed the first day of class): a few suggested brands – Winsor & Newton, Da Vincci, L’Aquarelle, Holbein, Daniele Smith Watercolors

  • Water-soluble colored pencils and crayons (optional)

  • Waterproof black ink (optional)

  • Salt (optional)